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25 Ways to Make Laundry More Enjoyable!

25 ways to make laundry more enjoyable

Maybe it’s because I’ve lived in one too many vintage apartments with coin-operated washers in a creepy basement, but it takes a whole lot of nagging, self-talk for me to get this task done! I’ve decided that if I can add some gorgeous products to liven up this chore, it might be more fun! For instance, I love steaming clothing as opposed to ironing, so I’ve purchased a steamer to make the task of ironing a little easier to endure. There’s also a whole array of natural, laundry soaps and linen waters made with essential oils, that keep your clothes smelling fresh without the use of chemicals. If the packaging is pretty, it makes the ritual a little lovelier! Take a look at some more lovely laundry products below, to make this this oft-procrastinated chore a little more enjoyable!

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  • Red Star Laundry Bag 1 of 25
    Red Star Laundry Bag
    Toss your laundry in the charming block-printed cotton bag!
    £29.50 at Lulu & Nat.
  • Sage Leaf Laundry Detergent 2 of 25
    Sage Leaf Laundry Detergent
    Wash your laundry with this sage-scented soap made of 100% essential oils.
    $25 at West Elm.
  • Laundry Bag 3 of 25
    Laundry Bag
    Printed with lovely typography, this laundry bag looks charming hanging on the wall and leaves no questions as to whether the laundry is clean or dirty!
    $39 at West Elm.
  • Caldrea Laundry Detergent 4 of 25
    Caldrea Laundry Detergent
    Caldrea is famous for their herbal and floral scents and now it's available in a laundry soap. This soap is scented with essential oils from sage, basil and eucalyptus.
    $11 at Drugstore.com.
  • Bamboo Ironing Board 5 of 25
    Bamboo Ironing Board
    Ironing is bound to be more fun with this charming bamboo ironing board.
    $80 at West Elm.
  • Lavender Water 6 of 25
    Lavender Water
    Add a bit of this Portuguese lavender water to your washes for fresh smelling clothes!
    £20 at Labor and Wait.
  • Linen Water 7 of 25
    Linen Water
    Available in English Rose or Lavender, this linen water is a great thing to add to your iron.
    £9 at Bailey's Home and Garden.
  • Wooden Clothes Pins 8 of 25
    Wooden Clothes Pins
    Hang your laundry out to dry with these charming, old-fashioned clothes pins.
    £2.00 per dozen at Bailey's Home and Garden.
  • Dryer Sachet 9 of 25
    Dryer Sachet
    Add these sachets to the dryer for lavender-scented clothing. One sachet lasts for five washes.
    $20 at Terrain.
  • Heavy Duty Laundry Cart 10 of 25
    Heavy Duty Laundry Cart
    Sort your laundry in this commercial-grade laundry cart. It looks good and the bag can be removed for washing.
    $185 at Old Fashioned Shop.
  • Lavender Laundry Soap 11 of 25
    Lavender Laundry Soap
    This natural soap is free from chemicals and harmful ingredients. It looks quite lovely sitting on a shelf, too!
    $30 at Old Fashioned Shop.
  • Wire Storage Basket 12 of 25
    Wire Storage Basket
    Fold laundry into these charming wire baskets which can be stored on shelves or in closets.
    $35 at Brook Farm General Store.
  • Clothing Brush 13 of 25
    Clothing Brush
    This clothing brush is made from natural bristles and pear wood handle. It will look pretty hanging in the laundry room.
    $39 at Brook Farm General Store.
  • Clothespins 14 of 25
    Clothespins
    If you are lucky to live in a place you can hang your clothes at to dry, use these lovely clothes pins made in Poland.
    $12 at Brook Farm General Store.
  • Standup Laundry Bag 15 of 25
    Standup Laundry Bag
    This laundry bag and stand is handmade in MA and will make your task of laundry more organized.
    $98 at Kaufmann Mercantile.
  • Clothes Line 16 of 25
    Clothes Line
    This vintage drying rack is perfect for hanging up clothes to dry.
    $69 at Ethan Ollie.
  • Vintage Laundry Sign 17 of 25
    Vintage Laundry Sign
    Display this vintage laundry sign to inspire this oft-procrastinated task!
    $25 at Mile Marker Salvage.
  • Wooden Hangers 18 of 25
    Wooden Hangers
    Get rid of ugly plastic hangers and replace them with this beauties.
    $25 at ETS Place.
  • Vintage Clothespins 19 of 25
    Vintage Clothespins
    Display these vintage clothespins in a jar when they aren't in use.
    $12 at Anything Goes Here.
  • Simple Metal Hanger 20 of 25
    Simple Metal Hanger
    A collection of these simple metal hangers would look lovely in a closet or on a clothing rack.
    $4.25 at Muji.
  • Denim Laundry Detergent 21 of 25
    Denim Laundry Detergent
    This detergent is made especially for denim.
    $19.00 at The Laundress.
  • Ironing Table 22 of 25
    Ironing Table
    This ironing table adjusts to four different heights and can fit a steamer. The Laundress calls this the "mothership of all ironing boards!"
    $205 at The Laundress.
  • Commercial Grade Steamer 23 of 25
    Commercial Grade Steamer
    This steamer heats up in just 60 seconds, making it easy to keep clothes picture-perfect on a whim.
    $179.95 at Williams-Sonoma.
  • Rowenta Pro Master Iron 24 of 25
    Rowenta Pro Master Iron
    This professional-grade iron keeps clothing wrinkle-free.
    $99.95 at Williams-Sonoma.
  • Laundry Hamper 25 of 25
    Laundry Hamper
    It's easy to sort laundry in this good-looking hamper. Bags easily remove to be washed.
    $129.95 at Williams-Sonoma.

Top photos: West Elm, Old Fashioned Soap, Muju, and Bailey’s Home and Garden. All other photos from respective sources.

Chelsea Fuss is a blogger and prop stylist based in Portland who blogs daily at Frolic!

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